Interesting Facts about Penang
- Penang has the highest population density in Malaysia with ethnic Chinese population as a majority.
- The city of George Town is declared by UNESCO as a heritage site, so if you’re an art and history lover, there’s a lot to see here.
- The state of Penang is known as the ‘Food paradise of Malaysia’. Yes, you will find numerous cuisines, and amazing Chinese flavors to pamper your taste buds.
- The name Penang is derived from the world Pinang meaning betel nut tree. It was earlier renamed as Prince of Wales Island in 1786, but was later changed to Penang.
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